Thursday, February 2, 2012

January 2012 Minutes

Minutes 1/14/12
Treasurer’s Report: We have $2853.85 in the account and 47 members. Doris will reserve the Davis Creek campsite for $350.00. The Guild donated $500 to the Heifer Project.
Old Business:
The December minutes were approved. Everyone thanked Maxene Harlow for doing the Reindeer Games at the December meeting!
If anyone is interested in starting a Weaving Group, please contact Nancy Pryor. She will come to your house to lead it.
Marilynne Clarke sent flowers from the Guild to Nancy Grundy and Virva will get a card for everyone to sign to send to her.
January 27th-29th-Spinning Intensive Workshop with Abby Franquemot, put on by the Foothill Fiber Guild. The cost for the workshop is $225. Contact Virva for more information.
New Business:
May 19th- Living History Fair at Miguel Rivera Park on Neil Road, for more information contact Virva.
June 13th-17th- Spindle Camp, put on by Foothill Fiber Club. It will be held at Lake Francis, near Marysville, CA. For more information contact Virva.
Please contact Virva with feedback on what you would like to see in the meetings. Format changes, length of meetings, suggestions?
Any ideas for Learning Trees to submit? Please contact Mim or Virva.
Show and Tell:
Barbara shared a Universal Acrylic/Wool Shawl, a Banded Silk Shawl in Module Knit. Patterns and information may be found at
Judy shared a knitted vest she had made.
Linda shared the “Felted Tree” dream catcher, her niece had made her for Christmas, after Linda had introduced her to felting. Linda showed the 3-toed and 6-toed socks she had made for another niece, the toes number is an ongoing joke between them.
Mimi shared pieces of colorfully dyed felt to be used for felted flowers made by her niece. She also shared felted “Noodles” to be used as hair ornaments/dread locks, necklaces or bracelets.
Mary shared her sage green scarf using Stephanie’s pattern and a Pi r2 Shawl in cream.
Max shared several commission items. A knitted jacket she is making for a horsewoman in Alabama. 

  A December Lights Tam Kit hat that she made for Phyllis in Berkeley, CA. She used an embroidery hoop to block press the crease in the hat. She shared knitted earrings she had made. She reported that Rudge, a cotton grower in Clarksdale, Mississippi, will send her a quantity of cotton sliver for us to experiment with.
Nancy shared several hats, the jester type hat pattern can be found on the Vogue knitting site.
Janet shared a funny excerpt from the book The Shipping News by Annie Proulx.
Heidi demonstrated how to use the charka and inkle looms kits that are available to be borrowed from the Guild.
In attendance: Mary B., Janet Drozd, Eileen Jacobs, Marilyn Pearson, Connie Vann, Victoria Klasch, Barbara Hunt, Susan Palwick, Virva Porcelli, Sharie Jones, Maxene Harlow, Mimi Bullard, Jo Van Winkle, Mark and Linda Lindsay, Marilynne Clarke, Doris Woloszyn, Heidi Ericson, Nancy Pryor, Judy Wells, Janet Schueller

Our next meeting will be on February 11th at Bartley Ranch School House.

Driving Directions:
Bartley Ranch:.  Drive .8 mile west from the intersection of McCarran Blvd and Hwy 395.  Turn left (south) on Lakeside Drive and continue .4 mile.  Bartley Ranch is at the north base of Windy Hill.  Turn left on Bartley Ranch Road and continue several hundred feet to the main parking lot.  Cross the covered bridge and turn right into the parking lot for the School House.